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 Posted: Wed Oct 8th, 2008 01:36 am
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The Iron Duke

Joined: Tue Jul 29th, 2008
Location: Georgia USA
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I think part of the problem is that we as citizens feel disenfranchised. I've met a number of people who simply don't care who wins the election. And can you really blame them when our politicians are bought and sold like cattle and cater to special interest groups? Not to mention the pure farce of Congress showing indignation at this financial meltdown when they themselves helped create this debacle.

In addition, I know many people who think the electoral process of selecting our President is a crock. Finally, when you have a Supreme Court case like Kelo vs City of New London where there seems to be little to stop the government from using eminent domain to further their own greed how are people supposed to feel that they can actually influence the outcome???

People are apathetic because they don't expect anyone in Washington to genuinely care.  And there's nothing in their track record to change this belief any time soon.

Last edited on Wed Oct 8th, 2008 01:39 am by The Iron Duke

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